FEBRUARY 4, 2013 — Whippany, NJ, headquartered Drew Marine has completed the acquisition of Alexander/Ryan Marine and Safety Inc., and it will join the organization under the name Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety division of Drew Marine. With locations in the United States (Louisiana and Texas) and in the United Kingdom, the division brings 82 new employees to Drew Marine.
Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety is a manufacturer and distributor of fire, safety and rescue equipment to the offshore and marine markets. Alexander/Ryan offers a variety of products and services, including personal protection, lifesaving and firefighting equipment, life raft systems, new survival craft, survival craft refurbishment and technical field services. Drew Marine Signal & Safety has a long established business relationship with Alexander/Ryan and is one of the largest distributors of Pains Wessex products in the U.S.
Len Gelosa, Drew Marine's President & CEO, said, "As a global organization, it is imperative that we continue to grow in ways that support our mission of providing superior brands, products and services to our customers. The acquisition of Alexander/Ryan complements our mission perfectly and creates the opportunity for even greater inroads into the Fire, Safety and Rescue and Offshore markets."